Sort contents of a directory by size

du -akx ./ | sort -n
sort - sort lines of text files -n, --numeric-sort compare according to string numerical value du - estimate file space usage -a, --all write counts for all files, not just directories -k like --block-size=1K -x, --one-file-system skip directories on different file systems
Sample Output
571092  /var/cache/yum
572920  /var/cache
1249304 /var

By: tbregaint
2015-12-10 18:47:51

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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